Assessing the Ad Hoc Nature of Financial Obligations Arising in the Illinois Criminal Justice System

This article highlights a 2009 report from the Sargent Shriver Center on Poverty Law that takes stock of the different types of financial obligations imposed on individuals involved in Illinois’ criminal justice system, highlighting the extent to which these obligations have a disproportionate impact on low-income defendants.

Assessing the Ad Hoc Nature of Financial Obligations Arising in the Illinois Criminal Justice System